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you see the pilots harnessing the energy in our atmosphere. >> there are already dozens right above us. >> reporter: there wasn't much time to wonder or worry. i had to get ready to launch. looking up. once we were heels up, we don't just rocket into the sky. we have to find solar fuel and that search starts really close to the mountain side. to gain altitude, we ride the thermals or columns of air billowing from the sun soaked air beneath. as soon as we find that lift, other pilots start to swarm around us. soon after that -- we're in the clouds. a meteorologist's dream. surrounded by 150 paragliders, this is called the launch gaggle. kind of like the starting line of a marathon when everyone is stretching but here, they're feeling out the air. then the race begins. the bee hive of swirling wind takes off at up to 50 miles per hour. within minutes, the once bustling sky is em. they hours later, we catch up by bus with those that made it to the finish. this is their task goal. and only about 50 or so will make it. among them, americans matt and eric. >> i did make it. a little bit slow
and make smart decisions at the same time. the energy used to process vision is instead diverted to an area that's processing the conversation. which could explain why this man on his scooter is nearly hit by this woman talking on her cell phone while turning left. miss it? here it is again. >> you really looked at that stop sign, you really looked at that pedestrian. but you didn't see him. it didn't register, because you're on the phone. >> reporter: but there are ways to drive safer. first, set up car rules so your kids know what to expect. if they drop something, make sure they know you can't pick it up until the car stops. if you're tempted to take a phone call, consider an app like zoom safer. it blocks by sending an automated response that you're driving and will answer when you can. nice hat, buddy. and if you can't feed the kids before you leave, keep a snack back close by. one of the few things i did right. how would you rate my safety skills? >> 5 or 6 out of 10. >> reporter: that's a failing grade. >> your rear-view mirror is kind of bad. >> reporter: i'm paula faris in blark bl
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